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Definition of "suffragist" [suf•fra•gist]

  • An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suffragist" in a sentence
  • "By the end of World War I, a handful of elite Anglo-Jewish women had gradually broken down barriers of religion, class, and culture to achieve leadership positions in English suffragist organizations and to simultaneously create the Jewish League for Woman Suffrage."
  • "The suffragist is a true product of our era of liberty."
  • "The suffragist was the landed proprietor, and in every county where his possessions were this right attached."